Well I did it. After a lot of planning, research, and stressing I did it. I pulled the trigger.
A IC-718. Brand new from Gigaparts. (They had the best price by about 80 dollars.) This way I get the warranty if something happens, not no warranty and used. Kind of shaking from it, Its the same feeling as when I purchased the FT817nd. My radio, up to me to take care of it. Did pickup a Samelex 1235 to power it, Having a tough time waiting for the unit to get here.
73 that’s it for now.